You can’t eat just one. Food scientists know your body, your brain, your gut, your tongue, probably better than you.
NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!
The (Doritos) powder also contains acids (buttermilk solids, lactic acid, and citric acid) that trigger the release of saliva. That’s pleasurable in itself and also a factor that makes everything taste better.
Your brain is excited by the sensation of biting into a hard substance that quickly dissolves.
Doritos are sublime, yes. And billions, literally, are spent in learning what prompts us to consume, desire, consume more, buy more, eat more, want more, swallow more, forever and ever until we die.
Should the world operate this way?
Billions spent to make us eat more, watch more, buy more, click more? Is any of this good for our health, our mind, our spirit, our family, friendships, country?
Are humans greater than our accumulated knowledge? Knowledge that was and now still used to entice us to eat, drink, watch, sit and want beyond necessary?
This woman had too much to drink. Her boyfriend forced himself on her. She couldn’t — or didn’t — fight back. He raped her. Now, 16 years later, the two work together to talk about rape and its damage.
Any AI that guides us, any advertisement that implores us, any cleverly constructed product that tempts us, likely won’t be able to fully comprehend forgiveness.
We are outsourcing the rational.
Our machines, AIs, connected devices, sensors, robots and processors will be able to calculate, aggregate, assess, and determine rational outcomes better than us. We will do what our machines cannot.
Forgive, forget, honor, obey, believe, devour, consume, hate, love.
Proverbs 8 tells us that wisdom has existed since before the oceans, before the mountains, since the time of God’s creation of all known things. Wisdom surrounds us, avails itself to us, and — should we accept the Bible — is beyond human. Wisdom does not require us. It can be embedded in our devices, our creations.
Emotion, perhaps not.
Twitter continues to lose money. It’s recent earnings report was a slight disappointment. The company stated that monthly active users (MAUs) grew from 317 million to 319 million, a statistic which reveals the depths of Twitter’s managerial incompetence. Anyone who uses Twitter knows that accessing the service on a monthly basis is irrelevant. Rather, it’s daily active use, hourly active use, minute-by-minute active use. My mother may have gone to Twitter last month, I don’t know. I do know that would not matter to anyone. Twitter needs to focus on the metrics that reveal its relevance and potential.
“The Apple Watch killer app? The flick of the wrist.”
You can’t make this nonsense up.
Macalope: “Bad religion: The easy explanation for Apple success”
Can you imagine your life’s work being defending a massively rich corporation from people who don’t agree with your assessment?
Engineering students at Oregon State remind us we are only a few short years away from having AT-STs, like the all terrain scout transports from Return of the Jedi.
Ours is the time of the destruction of everything. Some of what follows will undoubtedly be very cool.
Gaming is big. Real big. And it will continue to fund improvements in sensors, screens, processors, input devices, and entertainment forms.
Video gaming is now the largest entertainment business in the world. It takes in about $75 billion a year. Sales should grow 5% a year through 2020.
I am not at all looking forward to all the Apple bloggers writing all their hot takes on why this post on the many Apple design failures is wrong.